biggaloot wrote:Your brain, no matter how intelligent and smart you are, can and usually does hinder you when you are pushing your maximum limits. The secret is to figure out how to bypass that shutoff. I can't do it. VERY few people can. Those who can are paraded arouond as super-human or something of the like.
Look at what you just said Carter. Now go back and re-read it very slowly. To me it says that the only one in control of my destiny is me and if I just think hard about it I can make this operation a success. Do you have any idea how long I sit in Physical Therapy and will my toes to curl? I have spent umpteen hours doing that because that is what my therapists tell me to do. There is no connection between my brain and my lower left leg AT ALL. It is my brain that is LITERALLY standing in the way. There is no uninterrupted pathway from my leg to my brain. It is like trying to drive a car over a river in which there is no bridge. It is utterly impossible.
My talus bone has died. And no matter how I try to will my foot to move it will always remain dead due to the lack of blood supply. That dead bone has got to come out one way or another to prevent infection from setting in. Whether it is due to a talus replacement with metal or chopping the foot off remains to be seen.
My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dogs think I am.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
How does it feel to feel?